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Senior Software Engineer - Machine Learning focus

Company: Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Disney Streaming is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join the Playback Quality Optimization team inside the Media Engineering organization. -The Client Optimization team plays a critical role in the experience our customers enjoy with our streaming services. They focus on both managing and observing the quality of the playback users get while watching video. This includes making decisions in real time about how to optimize the Quality of Experience as well as collecting information about how the playback performed which is analyzed to continue improving the experience. This team writes components which embed directly into the video players as well as analytic tools around the results.As a Senior Software Engineer on this team, you will help us build new machine learning models to improve the quality of video playback for our customers, work with our existing predictive models, and refine and define our analytic techniques used for evaluating the performance of new playback and optimization algorithms. There will be opportunities to collaborate with a varied team of data engineers, other software engineers, researchers, product managers and more, as well as to provide leadership by example to other developers on the team and in the organization.If you enjoy streaming media, are interested in live sports and entertainment, or just want to join a fast-growing team that plays an integral part of the revenue producing arm of a company, then our team is for you.Requirements -

  • Experience applying machine learning concepts, algorithms, and techniques, including supervised and unsupervised learning, regression, classification, clustering, and dimensionality reduction.
  • Ability to analyze data to product insights to feed back into model development -
  • Experience applying statistical analysis techniques, including hypothesis testing, regression analysis, and data visualization.
  • Proficient in Python (Pandas, SciPy, NumPy) and/or R with a focus on data manipulation, analysis, and visualization
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams.Nice to have -
    • Proficient in SQL and database querying to extract, manipulate, and analyze large datasets.
    • Experience with Spark and the Databricks platform
    • Experience implementing and training machine learning models, evaluating their performance, and fine-tuning hyperparameters.
    • Prior domain experience with video/audio streamingAbout Disney Streaming:Disney Streaming is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company's direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu. Our core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location. We serve consumers by bringing the world's most beloved characters, timeless stories, legendary athletes, and epic sporting events to global audiences through best-in-class direct-to-consumer video services. We strive daily to imaginatively challenge convention with innovative technology that gives consumers the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.About The Walt Disney Company:The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney's stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.Disney Streaming Technology LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world. -#DISNEYTECH
      The hiring range for this position in Seattle, WA and in New York City, NY is $142,516 to $191,180 per year; the hiring range for this position in Santa Monica/Burbank/Glendale/L.A., California and in Bristol, Connecticut is $136,038 to $182,490; and the hiring range for this position in San Francisco, California is $148,994 to $199,870 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

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